Springtime is a wonderful season to teach creation in your homeschool. It’s a season filled with all things rebirth, re-growing, and restarting for a new harvest season. If you’ve been looking for biblically-based, practical ways to teach about creation in your homeschool, here are a few ideas for how to do just that!
How to Teach Creation This Spring
Start from the beginning.
The creations days account in Genesis is the perfect place to start. How God created everything we see was laid out perfectly and in His divine order. Go over these Scriptures with your kids, spending ample time on each one. There is a lot to discover about how He created things, when, and the order. There’s a great significance to all of it.
Break down each day.
Once you’ve read through the Scriptures with your kids, break it down by taking it one day at a time. Talk about what was created on each day and where those things can be seen today. This actually makes for a great unit study.
Make a creation nature journal.
Getting outside and taking nature walks is a great way to connect what is read in scripture about creation. Instead of it being just words on paper, your kids will be able to see, smell, hear, touch, and (in some cases) taste God’s wonderful creation. Help them create a nature journal using my free Creation Notebooking Pages.
Start a garden.
One way to see creation in full affect is to have some growing things of your own. Whether you start a garden or get one small plant, you’ll be able to see how creation works together. Through having a garden (or plants), your kids will see how plants, water, and the sun all depend on one another. Thick can be tracked using a garden journal too!
Free Creation Notebooking Pages
I started using the notebooking method with my kids several years ago and created a set of creation notebooking pages for them to use. My children have thoroughly enjoyed using this learning tool, and I’m finding lots of other homeschooling families do to.
Just in case you’re new to the world of notebooking, it’s just another form of journaling. It’s a way for children to organize their thoughts, opinions, experiences, and discoveries. Younger children may spend more time doodling and drawing pictures, whereas older children can write out full sentences.
By using my free creation notebooking pages, your children will have lined space and a box to draw their own picture, unless you choose one of the pages that already has a picture (color and/or black and white) on it. Give your children prompts to get their ideas and creative thoughts flowing. For younger children, consider using dictation to write down what they are thinking.
Print out several pages and staple them together to make a book, or print them out and glue them into a spiral notebook. The nine-page set includes three line sizes (1/2 inch, 3/8 inch, and wide rule) and three illustration options (color, black and white, or blank).
Do you use the notebooking method in your homeschool? How do you teach about creation? Let me know in the comments below!